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... Vertical ridging is a sign that your nail plate is dry. The ridges you are seeing are actually the 'rails and grooves' upon which the nail plate rides forward. When the nail plate becomes dried out, the 'ridges' will appear. ... (1 replies)
... I have a question in regards to ridges on nails. Marti, I've read some of your posting in this regards, but I think my mom's situation is different. ... (1 replies)
... I was reading on another forum about the lil moons on your fingernail.This person said if your moons disappear then it means you have a vitamin difficiency. ... (1 replies)

... Horizontal grooves or wavelike patterns going throughout both thumbnails. They don't hurt but I have noticed that I have a hard time growing those nails out. My thumbs cuticles are always dry and are always pushed back. My guess is that my cuticles never sit onto my nail so my nails grow groovy. ... (3 replies)
... I've had this issue for as long as I remember. I have it on both nails of my thumb. It's never caused any problems but anyone know what it is and how to treat it? ... (3 replies)
... Hey everyone, just a little concerned about how wavy my thumb nails are becoming. I recently had some blood work done and everything looked alright on it. I thought maybe someone on here would have some ideas. ... (1 replies)
... with vertical ridges on the two middle nails on each hand. My thyroid is slightly underactive and monitored. I have had a lifelong habit of picking at my cuticles. ... (2 replies)
Deep ridges?
Feb 18, 2006
... I was just doing my nails today and I noticed that I have very pronounced longitudinal ridges on all of my nails except for the thumbs and forefingers on each hand. My nails have always been very strong and healthy, so I like to keep them fairly long. ... (1 replies)
Horizontal Ridges
Nov 20, 2006
... A while back I noticed some fairly deep horizontal ridges on all of my fingernails. They aren't discolored or anything and it seems like I get them on each finger at the same exact time and they grow out then a while later I'll see another on each finger. ... (5 replies)
Vertical ridges
Nov 5, 2004
... The ridges you are seeing are normal. When they appear in younger persons, it is usually a sign that the nail plate has become dried out. ... (1 replies)
... Due to a medication that I am on for ADD, I stopped biting my fingernails. However, on my thumbs I have pits, ridges and several layers of nail missing. When I used to bite my nails, I would tear of layers of nail at the same time down to the root. ... (1 replies)
... Go see you dr. - preferably a holistic one - and get some bloodwork done. I started having the same problem a year or so ago and had bloodwork showing deficiency of iron, vit d, mag and was hypothyroid. I don't know which of these causes what you have, but one of them causes it. (4 replies)
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... On both of my thumbs I have horizontal ridges.They showed up at first just one ridge that was smooth, than more kept coming. Now both my thumb nails have these ridges and there deep and rough.They have a darker tint to them kind of browish yellow. My nail will grow and they continue to be there. ... (4 replies)
Vertical ridges
Nov 4, 2004
... I have developed raised vertical ridges in all my nails, the worst are my thumbs.I've read on several sites this could be from malnutrition,but I don't feel that is the case.I also have been feeling pretty lousy.I went to the DR. ... (1 replies)
... I'm glad to see this post as I've been on the net for 2 months searching for the cause of the horizontal lines esp. on my thumbs, but also on my fore finger. I also have ridges on fore and middle fingers. ... (7 replies)
... oil at night on cuticles. This has helped. ... (9 replies)
... The lunula can usually be seen on the thumbs, the index finger and the middle finger, with less on the ring finger and none on the pinkie. ... (2 replies)
... o begin with, keep them OUT of yoru mouth. If you could see your nails under very high magnification, you would be surprised at the amount of bacteria there is on your skin and nails. There are lots of places for bacteria to hide on, under and around the nail plate. ... (4 replies)
... tic' habit such as biting down on the nail plate at the base of the nail, or simply from scratching the area with another fingernail. ... (9 replies)

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